For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.
As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.
The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.
Queens Park In Ipswich
Queens Park In Ipswich
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A gem in Ipswich
Such a great park with a free zoo, a Japanese garden and a cafe just for starters. I highly recommend this park. more »
Queens park a jewel in the South East
Our many visits to Queens Park in Ipswich have each been wonderful. Central to the park sits the cafe, which provides a great selection of food, be it for morning and afternoon breaks or a relaxing... more »
FUN IN THE PARK
Sunday morning in Queens Park with the Grand Kids is allways a good time .The park has lots of activities for children of all ages. Plenty of shade and swings. The flying Fox is allways a hit. Lovely... more »
A great family day out
Queens Park is a beautiful park in the centre of Ipswich City. The playgrounds are large & well-shaded with easy access & heaps of parking spread throughout the park. There's also a cafe there... more »
A great place for families
The play areas especially the one near the Kiosk for younger children are top class. The barbecues are clean and easily cleaned. There are plenty of benches, especially for grandparents or senior... more »
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